How to Manifest Affirmative Intentions to Reality

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Now that we have gone over and addressed two of the aspects that kill “da hustle”, let’s get right to next topic:

Affirmative Intentions.

Perhaps you are at a point in life where you aren’t happy … it could be with yourself, or your work life, or where you live, or simply everything.

That’s OKAY!

As hustlers, we have the ability to set our intentions, and actually make them a reality. It sounds difficult at first and out of your control, but when you no longer have procrastination and lack of focus as your barriers, your intentions can be easily achieved. In later weeks, we’ll go over couple more “barriers” that might hinder your hustle.

Until then, think about what you want your life to be like. Think about “who you want to be”. Think about “what kind of work you will love doing (and hopefully can make a living off that). Think about “where you want to live”.

Now write these intentions on piece of paper or type it out on Word doc. List style, mind-map, however you like. Also be specific with your intentions. Add in details instead of generalizing your intentions.

Keep that piece of paper/Word doc safely somewhere and don’t look at it again. Just keep those intentions in mind.

Achieve Your Intentions

1. Create a Game Plan – Now that you have specified your intentions, you have to create a plan to get to them. Divide up your intentions by short and long-term intentions. People commonly divide up with 1-Year, 5-Year, and 10-Year intentions. That timing is just one example, but it is up to you what kind of timeframe you choose. Then decide what are the necessary steps you would need to take in order to get to the end goal. The best way to achieve this is to find someone that you look-up to and would like to be. Research and find out that person’s path and emulate parts of it. At the end of the day though … you’ll have to set foot on YOUR OWN JOURNEY.

2. Hold Yourself Accountable – With your Game Plan on hand, now you have to be accountable for your intentions. Simply setting your intentions and not taking any action won’t get you anywhere. It’s not to say that you should know how the exact outcome will come as no one knows how the future plays out, but going along the lines of what we discussed with procrastination and lack of focus will both impede on your intentions. Find a industry related mentor who will help coach you through the process. Or simply have a friend who may hold you accountable for completing your game plan.

3. Join a Mastermind Group – I joined a mastermind group of 8 other entrepreneurs and it was the BEST decision I made. When you are in an active mastermind group, you get the support of people who you can throw around ideas and again, hold YOU accountable for completing your intentions. Mastermind groups are great places for bouncing ideas off each other, sharing ideas that work and didn’t work, and making meaningful connections from people who share similar intentions!

4. Adjust Your Intentions – Embrace uncertainty. Although you may think you have the exact plan that will get you to your end intention, life will always throw curve balls. Be open to what the universe may throw at you. Let the universe handle the details and put the pieces of puzzle together. What you need to do is LOOK OUT for these pieces and take the opportunities that may present itself to you.

List out all of your intentions.

  • Reply back with one intention you will have a game plan to accomplish by the end of this year!

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